Event number 325

Double wow!! Massive turnout this morning with 497 runners joining us on the links.

Thank you all for your patience in the funnel as we worked through handing out the tokens in the queues. We formed two queues to prevent a build up beyond the timers and we did our very best to make sure everyone got the correct token - however, if you feel you are in the wrong position please let us know.

We had 6 runners this morning who ducked out of the funnel before taking a token, and we think we have fixed this. Please remember to take a token if you cross past the timers.

A few runners who were scanned are showing as errors, so if you were scanned and aren't showing in the results please email. Full run report is below:

This week 497 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 48 were first timers and 47 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 27 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 28 volunteers:

Matthew CHASE • Maria GRAHAM • Judith PARKINSON • Ben WILLCOX • Les THOMPSON • Suzanne THEW • Paula REID • Dorothy CRAGG • Suzanne CROZIER • Grace CROZIER • Rob WALTON • Sam MATHEWS • John RENNEY • Louise DICKSON • Anna LEA • Karen WATERSON • Mark BALDWIN • Ellen CROZIER • Anne WILSON • Lewis FABIAN • Katie KENWELL • Frances BELL • Nicholas LEA • David TIPLADY • Andrew JERRY • Jason TAWS • Brenda-Dawn LINNEY • Eve WEDDLE

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Whitley Bay parkrun Results Page.

The male record is held by Paul MARTELLETTI who recorded a time of 15:21 on 26th May 2018 (event number 293).
The female record is held by Charlotte PENFOLD who recorded a time of 17:37 on 30th June 2018 (event number 298).
The Age Grade course record is held by Guy BRACKEN who recorded 91.45% (16:23) on 1st November 2014 (event number 122).

Whitley Bay parkrun started on 16th June 2012. Since then 10,342 participants have completed 86,648 parkruns covering a total distance of 433,240 km, including 14,506 new Personal Bests. A total of 914 individuals have volunteered 7,081 times.

 

1 December 2018

Whitley Bay parkrun
Event number 319
1st December 2018

This week 359 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 23 were first timers and 69 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 30 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 37 volunteers:

Marion LESTER • John LAWS • Judith PARKINSON • Daisy Helen MARTIN • Vivien STAPLEY • Les THOMPSON • Killbot 3000 • Kristy WONDERS • Alex LOGAN • Vicky ROWSON • Jonny ROWSON • Paula REID • Michael LOWDON • Imogen Elise REID • Dorothy CRAGG • Ruth OLDHAM • Duncan JORDAN • Alex ROBINSON • Ian BASSETT • Paul O'NEIL • Helen O'NEIL • Jonathan MATHEWS • Peter DAVISON • Anna LEA • Karen WATERSON • Mark BALDWIN • Nik MOHAMED KAMAL • Katie KENWELL • Frances BELL • David TIPLADY • Deborah GREENWOOD • Oliver HEARN • Jill THOMPSON • Rachel WEDDLE • Jason TAWS • Amelia TURNBULL • Eve WEDDLE

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Whitley Bay parkrun Results Page.

The male record is held by Paul MARTELLETTI who recorded a time of 15:21 on 26th May 2018 (event number 293).
The female record is held by Charlotte PENFOLD who recorded a time of 17:37 on 30th June 2018 (event number 298).
The Age Grade course record is held by Guy BRACKEN who recorded 91.45% (16:23) on 1st November 2014 (event number 122).

Whitley Bay parkrun started on 16th June 2012. Since then 10,134 participants have completed 84,465 parkruns covering a total distance of 422,325 km, including 14,324 new Personal Bests. A total of 906 individuals have volunteered 6,899 times.

 

Pacer Week!

We are trying to organise a pacer week for the first Saturday of every month.  If you'd like to volunteer we will be covering 19-40 minutes.  Please email whitleybayoffice@parkrun.com if you'd like to be involved!

 

Public Toilet Closure

The public toilets located at Watts Slope are currently out of action.  The nearest conveniences are situated next to the Rendezvous Café on the lower promenade.

 

Whitley Bay Core Team

The Core Team at Whitley Bay (the group of people responsible for ensuring your parkrun happens safely every week) are looking to strengthen in numbers to ensure this event remains sustainable.

We are looking for a few people who would be willing to be trained as Run Director, and who would be able to do this about 1 in every 6 weeks, with a little supplementary support in between with some tasks such as results processing.

If you're interested please email the whitleybayoffice@parkrun.com and we can provide some additional information, or arrange to catch-up after an event.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

 

Reminder regarding Under 11s at parkrun

Every week in the pre run briefing we try to get some key messages across. One of those messages is about under 11s needing to run with an adult. This is a key parkrun safeguarding and insurance requirement.

The adult does not need to be a parent, but does need to be someone over 18 who the child and parent is happy they run with. If you can't keep up with your speedy children, do speak with other runners or members of running clubs - lots of our under 11s are registered with clubs.

We will be talking to any unaccompanied children this week and thank you in advance for your cooperation.

 

Duke of Edinburgh Blog on Volunteering

Lucy, who is currently volunteering with us to gain the service element of her Duke of Edinburgh Award, has written this short blog about volunteering. If you feel inspired to get involved, please let us know below or by emailing whitleybayoffice@parkrun.com

PARKRUN...
"parkrun is so much more than a run in the park; I volunteer on a weekly basis along with the other marshals, cheering on runners and congratulating them at the end is just part of the role, you feel a great sense of achievement (perhaps as much as the runners do) when everything goes to plan. My favourite job it timing because although it is a lot of responsibility, I enjoy seeing all the people finishing, especially if it's their first run!

What better way to start the weekend with fresh air, sun and smiling faces and ending it with a coffee all in the space of an hour?

parkrun isn’t a race: it’s a run, walk or jog affair and this is shown massively through the volunteers at Whitley Bay. To participate in the parkrun, you don’t actually need to run at all, so whether you are injured or new to the area it’s a wonderful way to contribute to the well-being of your community.

When I first saw parkrun I never imagined all the hard work and effort that goes on behind the scenes, and by taking park you too could learn to appreciate the hard work. It takes a lot to run the event each week, so go on, take the first step to start your volunteering at the Whitley Bay parkrun."

Thank you Lucy!

 

18 February 2017 – News Report and Photos

Photos from this weeks have been posted on Flickr.  It was a lovely morning on the links this week - almost felt like Spring!   This week's run report is also provided.

Event number 236
18th February 2017

Male placings:
Martin BARWOOD (VM35-39) of Chichester Runners & AC, was first over the line in 18:59 - second time in 8 appearances.
Colin EBERHARDT (VM40-44) of North Shields Polytechnic AC, was second over the line in 19:23.
An unknown runner was third.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
James PARKINSON (North Shields Polytechnic AC) 5080 pts.
Alan HESLINGTON (Wallsend Harriers & AC) 4515 pts.
Ivan THORN (North Shields Polytechnic AC) 4365 pts.

Female placings:
Lucie CUSTANCE (VW35-39) of Clapham Chasers RC, was first (4th overall) over the line in 19:48 - second time in 3 appearances.
Jenny SIMPSON (SW30-34) of North Shields Polytechnic AC, was second (37th overall) over the line in 22:34.
Lexie PETTITT (JW11-14) (Unattached) was third (46th overall) over the line in 23:05.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Daisy Helen MARTIN (Claremont Road Runners) 5204 pts.
Meg ROBINSON (Monkey Runners) 5194 pts.
Laura EMMERSON (Unattached) 5183 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Lucie CUSTANCE (VW35-39) was graded 76.01% for the time 19:48 (4th overall).
John PEACOCK (JM10) was graded 73.03% for the time 23:18 (55th overall).
David CLARK (VM55-59) was graded 72.43% for the time 21:24 (18th overall).

This week there were 291 runners, of whom 25 were first timers and 30 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different athletics clubs took part.

Whitley Bay parkrun started on 16th June 2012, and since then 7,151 different runners, including participants from 402 athletics clubs, have completed 58,457 runs covering a total distance of 292,285 km, and there have been 10,646 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Jacqueline PENN who ran in a time of 00:17:53 on 11th June 2016 (event number 204).
The male record is held by Ian HARDING who ran in a time of 00:15:40 on 13th October 2012 (event number 18).
The Age Grade course record is held by Guy BRACKEN who recorded a 91.45% run (16:23) on 1st November 2014 (event number 122).

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Whitley Bay parkrun Results Page.

 

Monkey Runners Volunteer Takeover

Local running group the Monkey Runners will be out in force on 11 February, allowing the Core Team to have a weekend off!  As well as providing support as you complete the run, one of the Monkey Leaders will also be available at the finish area if anyone would like to talk to them about the group.

 

Parking

Just a reminder please not to use the carpark at Waves when attending parkrun.  There is a free carpark at the Playhouse and the carpark behind the Dome is free until 10am.

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